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"Haunted House" (Solution)


October Puzzler Solution


Exorcised letters spell POLTERGEIST -- the ghost that caused household items to move around: SOFA, LAMP, TABLE, BED, CHEST, STOOL, CHINA, and RUG were interchanged.

Across.

3. SO FAR (hidden)
5. HEDIOD (anag.)
6. L(A + MP)OON
8. RUM + B + A
9. O(THE)R
12. R + EGRET
14. S(ART)R + E
17. PRIESTS (spriest with s moved)
18. ORPHANS (anag.)
20. LAGO(ON)S
21. S(T)ABLE
23. LO(OK + O)UTS
25. T(h)E + NETS
26. CAN + APE
27. JACKRABBIT (anag.)
28. TRUMAN (hidden)
29. P + LAIT
30. STUP + ID (puts rev.)
31. GENE + SEE

Down.

1. MESS + A + GE
2. EDIT(O)R (tired anag.)
3. BEE + BEE
4. ROOTER (anag.)
6. CU + BED
7. NEM + E + SIS (men rev.)
8. R(ICH)EST
10. ROSIN(g)
11. P(A + RAKE)ETS (step rev.)
13. IT'S TOO LATE (anag.)
15. WHISKE(y) + RED
16. MA(CH + IN + A)TE
18. ROOT CAP (anag.)
19. S(HR)UG (Gus rev.)
22. UN + JUST
24. RATITE (anag.)


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The Atlantic Monthly; October 1997; Answers to the September Puzzler; Volume 280, No. 4; page 106.

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